Many people are flooded by life’s unceasing storm. A select few inspire us to build arks.
The world in the tenth generation from the first human being, Adam, was incorruptible – it was already corrupted beyond salvation. God instructed Noah to build an ark for 120 years, so that people may see that an earth-shattering storm is coming and preempt it by refining their ways. To no avail. Noah filled the ark with his immediate family, as well as samples of all male and female livestock species. After forty days of storm, the only humans left alive were Noah and his family. Noah had three sons, Shem Ham, and Japheth, out of whom today’s civilization is sprung.